SOLDIERS WILL drive fuel trucks to ease the petrol chaos as the Army is sent in - but Boris Johnson has vowed the situation is improving.
Some 150 military drivers will be available to transport fuel around the country, it was confirmed on Tuesday night.
The Ministry of Defence approved the request for assistance and soldiers will start driving fuel lorries this week, Sky News reports.
The new development will see soldiers driving HGVs after the PM was urged to "act now" as thousands of Brits panic buy at petrol stations across the country.
Fights have broken out on forecourts and more than half of stations across the country have run out of fuel.
The PM told Brits to go about their business as usual - and rejected pleas for NHS and key workers to get priority to the petrol pumps.
Panic-buying Brits queued through the night for petrol as the PM faces mounting pressure to send in the army now to ease the spiralling fuel crisis.
He said in a telly clip this evening he understood the worries of the nation who have been unable to get their hands on much-needed fuel to get to work or see loved ones.
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